Empowering our graduates-A A +A
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
THE month of March usually marks graduation days. Parents are happy considering that it's the fulfillment of their parental dreams. Elementary finishers are excited going to secondary level of education, while high school graduates are uncertain of their chances going to college because of high rocketing school fees. Proud are the college graduates for after more than 12 years of education, alas, they have now the title to attach with their names.
Apart from being proud is the feeling of uncertainty on the next career track to follow leading to the fulfillment of their goals in life. They are bound to gainfully apply their education in order to help other members of the family and put a good impact into the world of employment. This is why college graduates are pressured because of the high societal expectation that they will become more employable and in demand in the employment market. That they will become wiser with their career decisions and expected to bring hope and prosperity to their respective families.
One concern that challenges them centers on employment opportunities, which are match and in line with their competencies and qualifications. It needs extra effort and right attitude to hurdle these challenges but that is what graduation offers them. Allow me therefore to relay this simple message to our dear graduates.
Success is an exemplary Attitude. It comes to those who have the character to continue and finish the race despite all seems lost; Success is a trait of doing others believed they can't!
With sheer determination, you have successfully hurdled the acid tests of learning and able to reach another rung of your life. It's now safe and fitting to brand you as "Ambassadors" of learning! Indeed, your graduation is an imperative one, for it serves as a symbolic manifestation of you embracing the significance of education as a vital tool of understanding the real essence of life.
Your graduation is now part of the chain of your achievements, but still won't give you the assurance to life fulfillment. Meaning, possessing the rudiments of education does not exempt you from the hard-knocks of life, but in a way of having broader horizon of understanding how to efficiently handle what life offers. It cultivates your volition of facing the issues of the real world and enriches your databank of knowledge of determining the best approach of marking significant difference into our world.
Education unlocks our mind to new ventures of learning life opportunities. It officially permits you to drive your own career according to your preference, pacing and direction. Furthermore, it embodied unto you the significance of enviable attitude, functional knowledge and desirable skills as your passports to the great world of success.
We enjoin you not to seize in seeking knowledge, for learning is a lifelong process. We want you to make the most of your education by helping and empowering other people, of letting yourself available in the aid of others for that is the utmost way of living your life to the fullest.
Our utmost aspiration is for you to become somebody, who will always endeavor to live up to that great responsibility and to serve as formidable assets of our society. Maintain in your heart that all we pray is for your success; it never entered our minds to see you as life losers for all we dream is the fulfillment of your life legacies. CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU!
Think about this; Education makes a man a good thinker and hones him a right doer, but more than that is transforming him as a responsible citizen.
HAPPY GRADUATION! Have a wonderful week; never seize finding your significant spots in life! Long live Cordillera.....Ag biag ti ka-Ilokoan, Mabuhay ka Pilipinas, Never curb advancing your life in the name of COMPETENCE! Si KABUNYAN koma nan wada ken datako! God Bless my Friends!
Published in the Sun.Star Baguio newspaper on April 07, 2011.